Cairo-based EdTech platform, UniBound, has been selected as a semifinalist among 200 leading pre-seed and seed EdTech startups to compete at the GSV Cup for $1 million in prizes. UniBound is the first and only Egyptian startup to make it to the GSV Cup, the world’s largest pitch competition for “Pre-K to Gray” early-stage EdTech startups.
Semifinalists are recognized as top innovators in the EdTech sector, disrupting the way people teach and learn worldwide. UniBound was selected based on rigorous criteria by judges from global venture capital firms and strategic education companies, including Accel, Alexa Fund, Brand Capital International, Epic Ventures, Founders Circle Capital, Owl Ventures, and Reach Capital, among others.
The EdTech startup was founded in late 2020 by Leila Hassan to help students in the Middle East and Africa search for and apply to university programs. The platform allows students to filter courses by entry requirements, ranking, location, and attendance costs. They are working to onboard universities onto their application portal to facilitate the application process for students.
“Students struggle to find information on university programs here and most still have to physically go to the university to apply,” said Leila. “We want to make the process easier while helping students make better study choices by providing them with information on their job prospects.”
“We’re having conversations with lots of investors and focusing on building the right product at the same time,” she added.
The ASU+GSV Summit will take place on August 9-11, 2021, both virtually and in San Diego, with a live audience voting for the finalists.
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